Interdisciplinary seminar on Technologyassessment

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Future studies isn’t an engineering discipline, only. Among others legal and social aspects must be considered.


The seminar is ment for students who like to get an insight in interdisciplinary works besides the content of future studies. Participants should be interested to work in groups and talk to students majoring in other fields.

During a working period of 6 weeks in groups of engineering and social studies students one technology must be investigated regarding its Technologyassessment.


After a introduction meeting held by Professor Lauster (engineering) und Professor Zweck (sociology), students start working in small groups. Weekly there is an offer to meet staff of the chair to ask questions, or get support in the work.


In the end of the semester the results are presented. The final presentation takes place at Fraunhofer INT, Euskirchen during a full day meeting. Besides a grade students of the department of engineering gain 3 CP.